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Kubay Sawar and Kubay Brinj at Babani’s in St. Paul

  Babani's Kurdish Restaurant in St. Paul makes it very clear that it is the first Kurdish restaurant in the United States. Indeed, the first page of a Web search for "Kurdish restaurant" and any other major American city gives you results only for Babani's. Don't bo...

Kurdish Lemonade at Babani’s in St. Paul

We're crazy for Dowjic, a hot and tangy soup from Babani's Kurdish Restaurant in St. Paul. Its restorative, lemon basil broth anchored by the soft sediment of rice and bits of chicken always makes me think of that small Maurice Sendak book called Chicken Soup with Rice. I n...

Dowjic at Babani’s

A good soup can be a rare find. Unlike many menu items which are made to order, the average restaurant's soup is made in the morning and placed on the "back burner," so to speak -- infrequent stirring combined with constant heat exposure creates an unpleasant congealed layer ...

Special Pho at Pho #1 in Downtown St. Paul

Pho #1 (544 St. Peter St, St. Paul) set up shop about a year ago in the old Babani's space downtown. With so much great pho a short jaunt away on University, it took a little longer than Pho #1 rightfully deserves for us to fall into its orbit. Every pho fan has a favorite ...

The Tap: Restaurant Openings and Closings for Late December

This week in the Tap: local restaurant openings and closings in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and beyond. The Tap is the metro area's comprehensive restaurant buzz roundup, so if you see a new or newly shuttered restaurant, or anything that's "coming soon," email T...